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From 14 to 16 November, the city of Antwerp is present at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona. On this prominent fair, the city presents its Internet or Things projects (IoT) to an international audience of professionals. That way, Antwerp puts itself on the map as a true Capital of Things.
In september, start-up BestBrain was the winner of the Antwerp Pitch Competition at the DLD Innovation Festival in Tel Aviv.
Antwerp has been the heart of diamond trade worldwide for more than 500 years! 84% of all rough diamonds and 50% of all cut diamonds find their way to the city. We are proud to say that almost all diamonds pass through Antwerp. 
After his PhD in Japan, Bartek Kozicki wanted to move closer to home. He settled down in Antwerp: “We felt welcome right away.”
Thanks to a unique collaboration between the City of Antwerp and B-DNA, 5 Antwerp startups are able to use office space in Singapore for free.
The City of Antwerp has a booth at the trade show to enhance the city’s international profile as an investment location for retail activities.
From 22 until 28 October 2017, an Antwerp delegation will leave on a mission of the city of Antwerp, led by Mayor Bart De Wever, to Canada.
From 10 until 14 September 2017, Antwerp’s mayor Bart De Wever visited Morocco.
Antwerp will become the first Smart City of Flanders and is also playing a pioneering role on the European level.
During the economic working visit to Israel, which started on September 3, a delegation from Antwerp visited the world-famous DLD Innovation Festival in Tel Aviv today.
From 3 to 7 September, the city of Antwerp is organising an economic working visit to Israel, one of the most innovative countries in the world.
Thanks to strong, integrated solutions the region of Antwerp has built itself a solid lead in waste management.